EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
The Prints of Odilon Redon
2 October 1986 to 3 February 1987
New York Times Review of the exhibition
7 November 1986
By John RUSSELL
OUR museums come in all sizes. Glimpsed from above, the Met looks as big as a small town (which it is). The Frick, the Morgan Library, the Cooper-Hewitt look what they are -great town houses, well-adapted relics of a time when domesticity was written in marble and touched with gold. The Jewish Museum was once a Warburg town house. The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park is a medieval pastiche stuffed and truffled with genuine souvenirs of a European past that predates the discovery of America. At least two of our museums - the Guggenheim and the Whitney - have themselves been claimed as works of individual genius. The Japan Society at 333 East 47th Street is the East in microcosm, and the new headquarters of the Museum of American Crafts, opposite the Museum of Modern Art on West 53d Street, is just as big and buoyant as it should be, given the sass that is built into so much of what is on view there.
New York Times • Arts; Theater • page 27 • 1,224 words